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5280 One Mile Challenge

Mon April 1, 2024 @ 8:00 am - Sun April 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

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5280 One Mile Challenge presented by Front Range Elite

Race Date: April 1st – 7th, 2024
Interested in trying out running? Looking to improve your speed for spring and summer races? Get ready for a fun virtual challenge that will test your speed, endurance, and competitive spirit! Introducing the 5280 One Mile Challenge presented by Front Range Elite. Lace-up your running shoes and join us from anywhere between April 1st and 7th for a thrilling virtual 1-mile race that brings together runners from all over.

How It Works:
Entry Fee: Your entry fee is as unique as your predicted mile time. For example, if you’re aiming for a 7-minute mile, your donation is $7.00. This creative approach ensures that participants contribute based on their confidence and dedication.

What You Get:
Prizes: Race for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors (prizes TBD, but you should be excited).
Bragging Rights: Compete with runners nationwide and earn well-deserved bragging rights.
10-Week Training Program: Included in your race entry is a complimentary 10-week one-mile training program. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting, this program, emailed directly to you, will help you prepare for the challenge ahead.
Virtual Experience: Run your mile anywhere, anytime between April 1st and 7th. Whether it’s on your local track, favorite trail, or even your treadmill, the choice is yours!

How to Register:
Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/Anywhere/5280OneMileChallenge to sign up.
Choose your predicted mile time and donate the corresponding amount.
Receive your 10-week training program via email.

Are you up for the challenge? Register today and let the virtual miles begin!!

Virtual Race Instructions
Please read and make sure you follow all instructions for your 1-mile virtual race time to count!

To be listed in the official results and be eligible for prizes you must use Strava

Plan Your Route: Your course cannot have more than a 50ft net elevation drop. A loop or out and back course might be your best bet!

Record Your Run: Use Strava in race mode to record your mile (remember: plan your route ahead of time).

Did You Like Your Time?

If so, then submit your results
If not, DO NOT submit your results. Once you submit your results it is final, which means that if you plan to attempt the distance again, do not submit.
Submit Your Results: Once your run is completed, upload your results (time and Strava link).

Already submitted your results, but think you can do better? Just signup again and submit another donation = to the faster time you think you will run. Repeat the steps above.

The Top mile times Male and Female open category winners will choose their prize in order from 1st through 6th:

FREE pair of shoes from Salomon
3 month supply of Floradix iron and multivitamin
Prize pack from Runner’s Roost
Prize pack and $75 gift card from rabbit
Case of beer + swag item from New Belgium Brewery
Prize pack from UCAN- 12 gels and bar box
Free race entry to Mountain Ave Mile, part of the Choice City Running Festival
14 and under awards! The top mile times Girls and Boys open category winners will choose their prize in order from 1st through 3rd

Morning Fresh Dairy Tour for you and your friends
Free single scoop ice cream for you and a friend from Walrus Ice Cream
Gift card from Altitude Running
*prizes will be local pick-up or mailed if you are outside of Fort Collins, CO

About Front Range Elite
Front Range Elite is an elite women’s racing team in Fort Collins, Colorado founded in 2020. We aim to foster a supportive space where athletes can develop their potential as they pursue a running career, practicing and endorsing clean sport. We will do this while promoting enthusiasm for the sport and engaging in the community we love.


Mon April 1, 2024 @ 8:00 am
Sun April 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
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1 Mile